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Residential colleges events fall 2021

Dinner at The Dean’s Residence: Telling Your Story

Mondays & Wednesdays this Fall

Target Audience: First-year Students

Throughout this semester all first-year students are encouraged to attend at least one of the Dinners at the Dean’s Residence. Come enjoy dinner with Dean Gresalfi and a special guest to learn about the importance of telling our stories. Look for an email from the Dean of The Ingram Commons before each dinner and RSVP on Anchor Link to save your spot!

Some of the guests for this semester include:

  • Prof. Kitt Carpenter – Founder and Director of the TIPS-supported Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab, the Director of the Program in Public Policy Studies, and the faculty facilitator for Q&A (Queer & Asian).
  • Prof. Luis Leyva – A first-generation, queer Latino college graduate who grew up in a Cuban immigrant household. He has worked for several years in undergraduate enrichment programs for historically marginalized students in STEM and is passionate about issues of intersectional justice.
  • Chancellor Diermeier – Daniel Diermeier is the ninth chancellor of Vanderbilt University and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He is an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar whose teaching and research focus on formal political theory, political institutions, the interaction of business and politics, text analytics, behavioral models of politics, and crisis and reputation management.
  • Provost Raver – C. Cybele Raver is Vanderbilt’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Raver oversees all faculty, staff, programs and initiatives for Vanderbilt’s 10 schools and colleges. She also leads the university’s research, admissions, student affairs and residential life.
  • Vice Chancellor André Churchwell – Dr. Churchwell currently serves as the vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and is the chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University. He was selected as the the inaugural Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D. Chair, an honor awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, and serves as a professor of medicine (cardiology), radiology and radiological sciences, and biomedical engineering.

This is a closed students-only event.

Telling Your Story through Art Series

Mondays & Sundays this Fall

Target Audience: First-year Students

The Office of the Dean of The Ingram Commons is hosting several workshops with local artist and writer Ashley Minx. During each event, students are able to create pieces of art that help them tell their story. Students are given the supplies and taught how to creatively express themselves through various mediums. All events are free and take place in The Commons Center Room 235.

This is a closed students-only event.

The Commons Cup Fall Events

Target Audience: First-Year Students

The Ingram Commons is excited to begin our annual Commons Cup competition this year! Throughout the semester students will compete in competitions ranging from athletic to academic, service-minded and community-focused. Houses earn points based on winning as well as participating in events planned and put on by The Ingram Commons. Students are encouraged to cheer on their house and try something new throughout the many competition offerings.

This is a closed students-only event.

 

Signature Weekly Events – The Ingram Commons

Target Audience: First-Year Students

Each week all ten houses host a social event for their residents and other members of The Ingram Commons. Events typically involve a variety of snacks for students to enjoy.

This is a closed students-only event.

 

 

 

Signature Weekly Events – Upper-Division Colleges

Target Audience: Upper-Division Students

Each week each of the colleges host a social event for their residents and other members of the upper-division colleges. Events typically involve a variety of snacks for students to enjoy.

This is a closed students-only event.

 

 

 

October 1, 2021 – Fall for the Arts

Target Audience: All Undergraduate Students + Families 

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Peabody Lawn

To kick-off Family Weekend, the Office of the Dean of The Ingram Commons is proud to partner with Parents and Family Programs to bring you Fall for the Arts. This event is designed to celebrate art in all of its forms – from live student performances, to arts and crafts, delicious fall-themed food, caricature artists, and a chance to screen print your own free shirt with Hip Hues! Students can use a meal swipe for dinner, and guests are welcome to purchase tickets in advance from the Parents and Family Programs website.

For any questions concerning Fall for the Arts, please email Emily Waddell at emily.g.waddell@vanderbilt.edu.

October 10, 2021 – The Lawson Lecture

Target Audience: All Undergraduate Students

4:00 pm | Langford Auditorium

All undergraduate students are encouraged to join the Office of the Dean of The Ingram Commons for the 15th annual Lawson Lecture. This event will be in person, but also live-streamed and recorded for future viewing.

This is a closed students-only event.

 

October 10, 2021 – The Commons Cup Kickball Tournament

Target Audience: First-year Students

11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Wyatt Lawn

All first-year students are invited to come cheer on their houses as they compete in this year’s kickball tournament. Every house creates a team made up of students representing each floor of the house. Points are given for whoever wins the tournament, as well as the house with the most participation for the event.

This is a closed students-only event.

October 29, 2021 – Commons Mix-Up Event between Crawford and Sutherland Houses – “Nightmare on Upper Quad”

Target Audience: First-year Students

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Upper Quad Lawn

Students are invited to Crawford House and Sutherland House on the Upper Quad Lawn for a spooky event with something for everyone! There will be a Haunted House at Crawford with three floors of jump scares and thrills. Food and activities will be spread out on the lawn and in front of Sutherland. There will be mini pumpkin painting and karaoke! Murray House will be hosting a photo booth and serving up some delicious ‘Murray Mocktails’. There will even be a costume contest!

This is a closed students-only event.

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